Suan Luang District
Outer perimeter of the shrine to Mae Nak Phra Khanong at Wat Mahabut.
Khet location in Bangkok
|Khet established||14 Jan 1994|
|• Total||23.678 km2 (9.142 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,073.73/km2 (13,140.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
Suan Luang (Thai: สวนหลวง; IPA: [sǔan lǔaŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung, Prawet, Phra Khanong, and Watthana.
Suan Luang was a sub-district of Phra Khanong district. When Phra Khanong district was split into smaller districts on 9 November 1989, Suan Luang became part of the new Prawet district. On 14 January 1994 (based on announcement 8 October 1993) Suan Luang was elevated to a district, merging the area once belong to Suan Luang sub-district with additional land from Prawet and Khlong Toei. The combined area is still called Suan Luang sub-district, and it is the only sub-district within Suan Luang district.
The district has only one sub-district (kwaeng).
- Wat Maha But is well known for its Mae Nak shrine. Numerous works of fiction and films including Nang Nak were influenced by Mae Nak.
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